Friday, July 21, 2006

JOEL SIEGEL WALKS OUT OF CLERKS II

Well, we know what at least one critic thinks of Clerks II. The other day, Good Morning America film critic Joel Siegel walked out of a press screening of this movie about 40 minutes in. In walking out he exclaimed loudly in the theater to all the other assembled press that this was the first time he walked out of a movie "in thirty #$%& years."

Then Kevin Smith got into a big scrap with him on the Opie and Anthony show on the radio today for voicing his displeasure so loudly, calling it unprofessional. Siegel sort of apologized on air for the way he reacted. Anyway, read about it here. Talk about a big fight.

I think Siegel's main objection was to how repulsive and disgusting this movie was, that's why he left the theater in disgust. But according to Rotten Tomatoes lots of critics actually liked this movie. It was running at 67% the last I checked. Maybe critics these days have strong stomachs. Then again, there are people who think Siegel is totally out of touch and doesn't know what he's talking about these days. Who knows. I'm actually surprised Siegel walked out of this movie because I thought he had this reputation for liking every movie out there! Isn't he one of those critics notorious for giving a big recommendation to just about every movie he sees?

I guess not.

1 comment:

Reel Fanatic said...

Joel Siegel is a tool who did this to bring attention to his rapidly fading career .. I'm just sad that Kevin Smith stooped low enough to take his bait